Movie Meltdown: The Starsky Generation
This week we return to our coverage “live” from Fandomfest as we sit down with our special guest… Paul Michael Glaser! We discuss everything from Fiddler on the Roof to Starsky and Hutch. We go into his different roles over the years from acting to directing to writing. And we talk about his time working with the likes of Norman Jewison, Milton Katselas and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Plus, along the way, we begin to examine the way that the new generation approaches fandom.
And while we try to decide just what is the purpose of fear in our lives, we also discuss… A Cure for Wellness, Band of the Hand, degrees of incompletion, the journey is about discovering how you do it, education and reading, it was a pretty interesting ride, oh it’s in the water, the way fandom is changing with the new generations, experience my creativity, old school classic complete insane Saturday matinee horror, the beancounters, a bit of a cartoon, Kazaam, Chrystallia and the Source of Light, you had attachment to things, is he a lizard person?, suffering from the notion that we have the capability to control our destiny, my dream was to be an auteur, double-fistin’ cookies, there are choices in life, illustration, fervor, that level of reality, we have the abiding fear that we’re helpless, that’s not enough time and I walked away from it, who wrote this script?, the greyer areas of life, Tevye, The Running Man, increased my tendencies of being a hermit, the preparing of the movie and the polishing of the movie, drawing, painting, writing, tasted the Kool-Aid, there weren’t a lot of creative avenues, Shudder Island, Mia Goth, high fives and hugs for days, television is the producer’s medium, Harry Groener, eating lunch with Flash Gordon, a ball of awesome, you are what you do, anger and helplessness, cause you don’t have any eels, theater is the actor’s medium, racing the clock, life is… something that happens, The Matthew Lillard Show, it’s used to sell soap, The Mayor of Townsville, you get to move a camera, Cabin Fever, watching paint dry, the world population explosion and Richard Dawson.
Spoiler Alert: Semi-spoilers for A Cure for Wellness and also for the most obvious of Cabin Fever spoilers. You have been warned.
“I was looking to break into features so I jumped at the chance. And got my feet wet… and the rest of me soaked.”